From toxic productivity to joy, with Tamu Thomas

From toxic productivity to joy, with Tamu Thomas

All work and no play, does that bring you joy? In a culture where toxic productivity is praised and rewards you with achievement, it’s hard to stop and appreciate beauty, to find everyday joy. 

In this episode, I speak with Tamu Thomas about how difficult it is to let go of toxic productivity, and move towards everyday joy and moments that matter instead. By letting the joy in, we also let the pain in. 

Tamu Thomas is a Qualified Social Worker & Somatic Coach. She helps high-achieving women feel emotionally safe so they can recover from toxic productivity & under-living.

We cover: 

  • Overfunctioning impacts your body
  • Somatic coaching, whole body approach
  • Conditioned to over-productivity
  • Appreciate the joy in every day
  • Negativity bias blocking present joy
  • Taking care of pain, fear, sorrow
  • Toxic productivity and unrealistic expectations
  • ‘Hack’s for overfunctioning dismiss humanity
  • Showing up for ourselves with trust
  • Western culture treating people as machines
  • Fight/flight – got to be productive
  • Freeze – overwhelmed
  • ‘Not enough’ness, proving your worth
  • Resistance to slow down, preparing for sleep with bedtime routine
  • False sense of control from over working
  • Working with yourself, not on yourself – you’re not a project
  • Harmony improves productivity in a nourishing way
  • Polyvagal theory and feeling safe


Tamu can be found at www.livethreesixty.com and @livethreesixty on Instagram

Order my book, The Lasting Connection, here

To spend 90 days to develop love and compassion for yourself, join the online course, The Compassionate Couple, here

Find me at www.thethomasconnection.co.uk

Instagram: @the_thomas_connection

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thethomasconnection

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This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media

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Michaela Thomas
Michaela Thomas

Senior Clinical Psychologist & CBT Psychotherapist

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